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Football for Kids and Families

Football at home with players of many ages and abilities

The Choice
Should your child play football? The answer, of course, is complicated, because the question is complicated. It’s hard to know where to begin. What to believe. Who to trust. How to weigh the risks against the rewards.

College Football History
Information about college teams, their mascots, how they got their names, and more.

Football pass

Football fumble

How regular football rules should be modified for youth football 
As a football writer, I talk to one to three youth football coaches a day. One of the things that has surprised and disappointed me is variations in the rules at different youth football programs. By John T. Reed.

How to Hold a Family Football Game
You don’t have to be a Kennedy or a Manning to enjoy a family scrum on an open lawn. These are tongue-in-cheek rules, so take with a sense of humor.


How to Teach Grade School Boys Football Basics
Football is an exciting and fun game, but it can be daunting for a grade school boy who does not come from a sports family. Here are some tips designed to help the reader instruct grade school boys on how to play the game of football. (A tad sexist: no reason a girl can’t learn this way, too.)

Music video with footage of Sam Bradburn playing flag football in the Homeschool Football League.

Just For Kids Flag Football Rules
For ages 4-14. Rules for high schoolers on another page. Rules for a specific sports league. Your local team may have different rules.

NFL Rush
Games, contests, fan central, “The Buzz,” NFL Players, videos and more.

NFL Rush
The NFL site for kids. Games, fun facts about NFL players and football strategy and positions.

Football For Dummies

Football For Dummies
by Howie Long and John Czarnecki
Tackle everything about football with this comprehensive guidefrom the pros!
Always wanted to understand football, but don’t know your X’sfrom your O’s? Football For Dummies has you covered! This fun, easy-to-read guide offers a comprehensive overview of the game. Former professional player and current NFL analyst Howie Longteams up with professional football consultant John Czarnecki to guide you through the game like no one else can, with analysis of football positions, basic and advanced offensive and defensive strategies, and the latest updates to the game and the rules. Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies, new stars in the game,and get details about the game that apply to every level, from peewee to high school, college, and the pros! Perfect for both knowledgeable fans as a reference, or to those new to the sport, this fun guide makes learning football easy. Jumpin and you’ll be talking the football talk in no time!
Kindle Edition
Canadian editions

NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl for Dummies
If you are going to be around football fans, and understand very little about how teams make it to the Superbowl, read this article.

Pop Warner Scholar Forms
Select the “Home School Form.” I spoke to Josh Pruce, National Director of Scholastic and Media Relations for Pop Warner, and he explained to me that all that is needed is a brief progress report on what your child has been doing and how well they’ve been doing it from the start of your fall homeschool program until you file the form between September 15 and October 15. If your child is enrolled in any homeschool program then provide an official report. If not, then an informal report created by a parent is fine. You may contact Mr. Pruce at 215-752-2691 x23 if you need clarification.

NFL Flag FootBall League
How to organize a co-ed flag football team in your neighborhood as part of this national organization. Rules and other resources.

The Rules of Football
The rules of football can be complex and vary depending on the level of play. We will cover some of the basics here including the field, players, offense, defense, and penalties.


Superbowl
Our host Milly takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of Media Day for the upcoming Super Bowl. Milly interviews ESPN legend Chris Berman, Pittsburgh Steeler’s huge Offensive Lineman Jason Capizzi, NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and many others.


See also Sports Programs for Homeschoolers

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